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Poster: beep* Date: May 2, 2011 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Concert Folks

I know exactly what you're saying. It's gotten worse and worse over the years. Maybe people think they can do anything they want after paying big money but that just kills it for me. In my younger days you went to hear the music, not to listen to people competing with the music. It takes a lot to get me to a show these days. The last show I went to was in 2006 to see Dave Gilmour and Richard Wright at the Oakland Paramount. Great performance. Most folks were respectful but there was a contingent of "talkers" that I could not for the life of me figure out why they were there. Even going to classical concerts is iffy these days with cellphones going off and babies erupting. Some people just have way too much attitude these days.
They should be more.....grateful.

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Poster: Leonard Liotta Instructor English Date: May 5, 2011 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Concert Folks

I fully agree--my last concert was PLQ at Sunrise and at all the quiet moments, people just didn't shut up; it begs the question, whay are they there.

Butch Trucks whose said that there is music for dancing and music to sit and savor---people standing in front of me all night, even during a song like Melissa, make me pause.
In 1995 I was at Lakewood in Atlanta, taping the show, and three guys behind me didn't want to make the joury to the men's room, so they relieved themselves in back of my chair--OK, the slanted seating allowed for the excretion to flow down and all over my rig!

Also at concerts, people screaming out second set songs shows, not only stupidity of people, but is recorded for all time on tape. The best was multiple ABB concerts with PLQ, people screaming, when the ABB took the stage: Whipping Post!!!!!!